NCDC inspects Katsina isolation centers

The Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu was in Katsina state to assess the levels of preparedness on issues relating to the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

Dr Ihekweazu, announced that the centre had challenges in some parts of the country.

The NCDC boss said the Emergency Preparedness and Response -EPR , the Emergency Operation Centre-EOC and everybody working with the teams will have work together to contain emerging cases.

The Director General said President Muhammadu Buhari will on Wednesday have a tele conference with the Governors and decisions will be made on how to restart the economy.

The Governor of Katsina State, Alhaji Aminu Masari received the team stressing that those who came back through official borders are being recorded and data taken to quarantine them.

Gov Masari complained about the lack of Laboratieries for testing close to Kastina.

He told the visiting NCDC Director General and WHO Representative that 80 percent of the positive cases in the state are from the case index in Daura.

He asked the federal government to stop some states from returning non indegenes to their states of origin, which means such people with the virus could be stoped and treated instead of transporting them with the virus to home states.

The Chairman of the state Committee and State Deputy Governor Alhaji Mannir Yakubu stated that the state government is spending 10 million Naira monthly for feeding of isolated patients and medical personnels Incentives. 


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